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American actors Will Smith, left, and his son Jaden, 14, pose during a photo session with Japanese junior high school students at a news conference to promote their movie "After Earth" in Tokyo on Thursday. The children were given the opportunity to ask questions in English. "After Earth" opens in Japan on June 21.

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Will's son looks totally baffled... and I think he's wearing a sweater instead of trousers... weird... O.o

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Obey your parents, don't do drugs, stay in school, HA HAAA

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oh thank god there holding small globes and not doing the peace sign that Japanese think needs to be in every group photo thats taken. sigh

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Smith & Son. I tell you, having your child keep in the family business must be fun!

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The children were given the opportunity to ask questions in English.

As opposed to what other language? I mean what's the point of adding this little bit of useless information?

Why couldn't it have just read, "The children were given the opportunity to ask them questions" which sounds so much better.

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As is always the case at press conferences, the journalists asked questions in Japanese, which were then interpreted.

As opposed to what other language? I mean what's the point of adding this little bit of useless information?

Well, they COULD have been asking the questions in Japanese to a translator who then relayed the question to the Smiths and vice versa. So I guess that bit of information wasn't as useless as you thought, huh?

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"The children were given the opportunity to ask questions in English. As opposed to what other language? I mean what's the point of adding this little bit of useless information? "

As opposed to Japanese and having to use a translator. It is an opportunity for the children to demonstrate their mastery of a foreign language, something which they are justifiably proud.

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What would be so wrong to translate the title "After Earth" in Japanese? "After Arse" is just so silly, like "Calpis".

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What would be so wrong to translate the title "After Earth" in Japanese? "After Arse" is just so silly, like "Calpis".

That background appears to say アフター・アース or "afutaa aasu" not "aase". "Aasu" is closer to "Earth" than "aase" is considering ス is usually used to represent the "th" sound in katakana.

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They both look good, wish I had their $$$$$$!!

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Don't get me wrong, I love his movies, but I lost my respect for him when I found out he has an "open" marriage. What kind of a role model does that make him?

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@ Rie - LOL

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Well, they COULD have been asking the questions in Japanese to a translator who then relayed the question to the Smiths and vice versa. So I guess that bit of information wasn't as useless as you thought, huh?

Does it matter what language they use? Giving JHS kids an opportunity to just meet with him is something these kids probably wont forget in a long time, but the audience here isn't JHS kids now is it?

Typically adults can figure things out for themselves without needing to be led around by their noses I would hope.

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As is always the case at press conferences, the journalists asked questions in Japanese, which were then interpreted.

Not "always" it seems!

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NeoJamal> wrote:Obey your parents, don't do drugs, stay in school, HA HAAA. Students were there to ask questions, They were not there to tell off such strange commands you wrote..

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After earth will be release in USA on 5/31. Both Smiths are playing. 1,000 years after earth is crushed, or somehing like that. Just like other movies in USA. Sony is releasing in USA. This kind of movies are popular in USA. British has Dr. Who. (BBC series)

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Maybe Junior was astonished to learn Japanese young students speak English. Maybe Senior will suggest to make movies in Japan.

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